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KRAITCHIK, M[aurice]. Traite des carres magiques.

Paris. Gauthier-Villars, 1930. First edition.
8vo. 108pp, [4]. With two final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's drab wrappers. Extremities browned, sunned, and chipped, title in manuscript to spine. Book-label of Erwin Tomash to verso of upper panel, leaves toned.
The first edition of Belgian mathematician Maurice Borisovich Kraitchik's (1882-1957) work detailing algorithms for generating magic squares for use in industrial and statistical problems.

From the recently dispersed library of Erwin Tomash (1921-2012), American engineer recognised for his early pioneering work with computer equipment peripherals. His library consisted of over 3,000 books and manuscripts relevant to the history of computation, from medieval and renaissance works on arithmetic, finger-reckoning and the abacus, to the birth in the twentieth century of theoretical and practical computer science under Alan Turing.
Tomash K 69.
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref: 22552